(2020, Canada, 4 minutes)
Filmmaker: Anthony Bonello, Mike Douglas, Mike Gamble, Switchback Entertainment
Film Synopsis: Five top freeskiers and one World Champion drone pilot go cat skiing in BC for a week. Their instructions: charge as hard as you can everyday.
PRETTY STRONG: FERNANDA
(2019, USA, 17 minutes)
Filmmaker: Colette McInerney, Julie Ellison, Leslie Hittmeier, Never Not Collective
Film Synopsis: In this segment of Never Not Collective’s feature-length film, we follow Fernanda Rodriguez in El Salto, Mexico, as she runs a campground, owns a climbing gym, and picks her hardest climbing objective in 5 years.
RUNNING THE ROOF (TOUR EDIT)
(2019, UK, 45 minutes)
Filmmaker: Alexis Tymon, Ben Crocker, Sourcy Film
Film Synopsis: Three friends, bonded by a love of running, were desperate to ditch their desks and go on an adventure. One night, after a few too many drinks, they placed a bet. They would spin a globe and wherever their finger landed, they would run. This is a story without finish lines or medals but rather a story about what happens when you trust in nothing but your own two feet to carry you across one of the last truly wild landscapes on earth
ACCOMPLICE: THE PASSPORT
(2020, USA, 8 minutes)
Film Synopsis: Hannah Bergemann and Veronique Sandler travel to the high Himalayas near Ladakh, India to explore remote mountain ranges and ride unexplored lines in this segment from Teton Gravity Research’s mountain bike film, ACCOMPLICE.
(2020, USA, 10 minutes)
Filmmaker: Aaron Peterson, Aaron Peterson Studios
Film Synopsis: 24 Leeches documents a family canoe adventure to the Slate Islands of Ontario, Canada and more importantly a way of life. One part family adventure, one part environmental film, 24 Leeches is a tribute to a father’s best friend and adventure partner, his 10-year-old son
THE GHOSTS ABOVE
(2019, USA, 36 minutes)
Filmmaker: Renan Ozturk, Taylor Rees, Jay Macmillan
Film Synopsis: A team sets out to solve one of the greatest mysteries in exploration: who made the first ascent of Mt. Everest. Every stereotype they know about the mountain and its people are turned on its end during this brutally honest look at the current state of affairs during one the busiest Everest seasons in history.
THE LEGEND OF TOMMY G
(2020, Canada, 6 minutes)
Filmmaker: Darcy Wittenburg, Scott Jewett, Anthill Films
Film Synopsis: Where in the world is Tommy G? The Belgian freerider has been a bit aloof lately and wild rumours have been spreading throughout the mountain bike world. Rumours about breaking the sound barrier, riding on water and detonating berms with the sickest of styles.
*The films screened as part of the Banff Centre Mountain Film Festival World Tour – New Zealand are deemed exempt, by the New Zealand Alpine Club, from labelling requirements based on Section 8 (1)(g)(h)(o) of the NZ Films, Videos, and Publications Classification Act 1993.